Healthy Alternatives

Gelatin—The Solution For Natural, Healthy Indulgence

Today’s food manufacturers are always looking for natural solutions to meet consumer demands for healthier products. What if there were a single ingredient that could…

Healthy Alternatives

Supporting Asia's Sweet Cravings

With obesity and health problems exacerbated by unhealthy eating becoming greater concerns, how can manufacturers continue to support consumers’ sweet cravings in a healthier way?…

Healthy Alternatives

Sweets For All

Health and wellness products are all the hype these days with food and beverage companies investing into reformulation or looking for alternatives to improve their…

Healthy Alternatives

Stevia—A Natural Way To Reduce Sugar In Bakery And Confectionery

Stevia is emerging as a major global commodity as the food industry embraces it as a natural, sweet and zero-calorie ingredient. It is fast being…

Healthy Alternatives

The New Stevia? China’s Mogroside V Market Ready For Lift-Off

Growing consumer demands for natural, healthy products are leading food manufacturers to search for better substitutes for ingredients like sugar. Derived naturally from luo han…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Meet Cancer’s Unlikely Kryptonite

Broccoli has recently experienced a resurgence of interest in the medical community, thanks to a series of studies that found correlation between broccoli and a…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

A Healthy Gut For Happiness

Happiness can mean different things to different people, such as wealth, having a job or family, or being able to eat things you like. Happiness…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Meeting Consumers’ Digestive Health Needs

Consumers today are interested in maintaining all aspects of their health, be it cognitive or heart health, weight management, or even digestive health. Manufacturers can…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Harnessing The Power Of Chocolate With Reduced Sugar

Cocoa has many benefits as an ingredient, but is it possible for chocolate to be made in a healthier way? Tina Tan, Managing Director of…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

The Goodness Of Nature On Your Table

Move away from synthetic antioxidants; nature has provided the perfect antioxidant ingredient to extend shelf-life in products--rosemary extract. How can manufacturers use this naturally sourced…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Choosing The Right Fibre Ingredient: “The Five C’s”

Fibre is an essential part of the diet, but not one which is easy for consumers to meet the daily recommended intake. With different fibres…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Vitamin A: Gaining A Better View Of Its Benefits

Vitamin a might be the most underrated of all vitamin alphabet hybrids, never really gaining the scurvy-beating, capsule-pushing fame of vitamins c and d. Recent…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

‘Meating’ The Time Challenge: Extending Shelf-Life In Meat

Preservation has long been critical to meat processors and today, shelf¬-life is top of the agenda. Consumers are demanding for more natural solutions than artificial…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Selecting Ingredients To Manage Shelf-Life

Shelf-life is an important aspect for food manufacturers so as to prolong its value and also reduce food waste. Going back to the basics, the…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

The Numerous Health And Savoury Attributes Of Yeast

Yeast, commonly used in brewing and bakery applications, has potential to be used in much more than just these. With its rich nutritional content, food…

Beverages

Juice: A Market With Great Potential

Libby Costin, vice president marketing, Tetra Pak, shares more with APFI on the global juice market and how manufacturers can take advantage of this prime…

Colours & Flavours

Popularity Of Asian Flavours Soars In The US

Exotic flavours are in, and with american consumers being unfamiliar with Asian cuisine, flavours like sambal, rendang and turmeric seem to be gaining traction. By…

Beverages

Standardising Energy Drinks For Healthier Lifestyles

As our lifestyles become more hectic every day, people demand for an energy source that gives them a boost between meals, while working, driving long…

Beverages

Plant-Based Beverages: From Milk Substitute To Lifestyle Product

Plant-based beverages are among the fastest-growing beverage segments world-wide. No longer niche, they have become lifestyle products gaining popularity with an ever-growing target group. Matthias…

Colours & Flavours

Tastes Of Chocolate Around Asia

Market research and insight expert Kadence Singapore muses on what consumers are looking for in selecting chocolates and their likeability factors. By Elise Huang and…